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Exam Refunds – Practical Session 1 & 2

We are currently working to issue refunds for all exams cancelled due to COVID-19.

For entries submitted online, exam fees will be refunded to the original payment card automatically. If you card has been replaced since you made the entry, the refund should be redirected to your new card automatically in most cases and we will contact you directly if there are any issues processing your refund. Your refund will be processed from September onwards and we will provide more precise dates in due course. 

Please note that we are unable to refund online entries directly to your bank account. If you have concerns about the amount being refunded to your credit card, please contact your bank for advice as local reports suggest they have been quite helpful in these situations, given the current circumstances. 

If you submitted a paper entry form to your State Education Department, you must submit a refund request to the Examinations Syndicate in Malaysia with complete documentation attached by 14 September 2020. Manual refunds may take between 1 to 2 months to process. Any queries relating to manual refunds should be sent to [email protected]. Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to Aural Trainer

Meffys Award Winner 2012Our award-winning app offers an exciting way for students to practise aural skills and is now available for Grades 1 to 8.

Through a series of interactive challenges, users can learn to identify and describe musical features and differences quickly and accurately. Together, Aural Trainer 1-5 and Aural Trainer 6-8 cover all the individual elements of ABRSM aural tests including sight–singing and echo tests. Aural Trainer can be used anytime and anywhere to prepare effectively for exams or develop your aural skills.

ABRSM Aural Trainer is compatible with iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad®.

What is ABRSM Aural Trainer?

Aural TrainerThe official ABRSM Aural Trainer is a useful app which features interactive challenges to develop your aural skills and make aural practice more engaging. Anyone can use it, but it is designed around the aural component of ABRSM graded music exams.

Aural Trainer is not designed to replace conventional approaches to aural practice but to supplement them. It allows personal practice between lessons, without access to a piano, wherever and whenever the user wishes. It’s the perfect way to fit short bursts of practice into your normal routines .

How can I use the ABRSM Aural Trainer?

ABRSM Aural Trainer can be used whenever and wherever you want to practise your aural skills. It can be used by students for personal practice or teachers in lessons as a way of developing core aural skills.

The exercises in Aural Trainer all use ABRSM exam standard material but allow the user to approach it in different ways. Users can practice features on their own or in small combinations before attempting exam style questions.

Aural Trainer allows you to repeat exercises as often as you like, without the feeling that it is essential to get them right first time! If you want to, you can listen to exercises once without responding then select ‘try again’ to give your response. Aural Trainer provides tools for you to review and evaluate your performance against sample responses; it also marks exercises and offers feedback to help you develop your skills.

Aural Trainer 1-5

Aural Trainer 1-5 includes:

  • Interval trainer
  • Exercises covering:
    • Pulse and metre
    • Echoes
    • Differences
    • Melodic repetition
    • Sight-singing
    • Musical features
    • Rhythmic repetition
    • Metre

Aural Trainer 6-8

Aural Trainer 6-8 includes:

  • Cadence trainer
  • Exercises covering:
    • Melodic repetition
    • Sight-singing
    • Chords
    • Modulations
    • Musical features
    • Rhythmic repetition
    • Metre

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